Aston Villa fans have been making a lot of noise in the Transfer Tavern over the international break following their side’s upturn in form.
The Midlands giants began the new Championship season with no win in their first three matches to increase the pressure on manager Steve Bruce, but they have since responded emphatically with five wins and three draws in their succeeding eight games.
That fine run of form has propelled the Villans up to seventh in the division and into promotion contention, and there may be more good news to come for our resident Villa supporters if a recent report from The Sun is anything to go by.
And that’s because they report that the Championship side are lining up a possible move for Cologne forward Jhon Cordoba.
The 24-year-old only moved to the Bundesliga outfit in the summer of this year and has since bagged two goals in ten games in all competitions, most notably to give the German side the lead against Arsenal in the Europa League last month (albeit they did go on to lose 3-1 in the end).
The former Colombia youth international earned his move to Cologne after a fine season at Mainz last time out, for whom he scored five goals and laid on five assists in helping them to a 15th place finish in the German top-flight.
And his goal-scoring exploits appear to have attracted the interest of Bruce and Villa, who will be on the lookout for reinforcements in January in a bid to sustain their promotion push in the second half of the season.
But whether they can convince Cordoba, who penned a four-year deal with Cologne a matter of months ago, to swap Germany for England very much remains to be seen.
Landlord’s verdict: Aston Villa’s recent resurgence has propelled them into Championship promotion contention, yet you sense that further reinforcements are needed in January to keep them in the hunt.
The striking department in particular needs bolstering, what with much reliance on Jonathan Kodjia, and manager Steve Bruce clearly feels the same by reportedly expressing an interest in Cologne’s Jhon Cordoba.
The 24-year-old made the move from fellow German side Mainz in the summer but hasn’t quite hit the ground running, with his fine strike against Arsenal in the Europa League all he really has to show for his first few months at the club.
The fact he signed a four-year deal back in June is problematic for Villa, but they may be able to use their lofty status and position in the Championship to their advantage.
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